Board Member Elections Spring 2017

Nominee Bios

Four Year Representative:

Joetta Sieglock

Eastern Washington University

I would welcome the opportunity to serve on the WAPED board as one of the four year representatives. Working with the WAPED board over the past 2 years has been a great experience and very fulfilling.

I work at Eastern Washington University, in Disability Support Services as the Adaptive Technology Retention Specialist. I work with students, faculty and staff members daily and find my job challenging and rewarding. In my position I work with E-Learning, Distance-Ed, Information Technology, Web Services, and Instructional Services on issues related to accessibility, the delivery of accessible documents, electronic documents, and e-text as well as overall assistive and adaptive technology software and resources available to students.

I have experience working in the four-year school as well as the two year schools; I worked at the Community Colleges of Spokane prior to working at EWU and feel I would be a good candidate to represent you. I‘m knowledgeable in higher education, accessibility, adaptive and assistive technology and would welcome the opportunity to be your four year representatives for the WAPED board.

Thank you.

Two Year Representative:

Justin Smock

Skagit Valley College

Hi everyone, my name is Justin Smock. I’m currently the Accommodations Specialist at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, where I’ve worked in the DAS office for the last 3 years. This last year I was promoted to my current positon and the two years before that I was the staff sign language interpreter/interpreter coordinator. I’m a nationally certified sign language interpreter with my certifications through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and I graduated from Seattle Central Community College’s Interpreter Training Program in 2007. Working as an interpreter we have a Code of Professional Conduct that has help shape many of my core values that I use in my position at SVC such as confidentiality, respect for consumers, respect for colleagues, and engaging in professional development to name a few. I would like to be able to work closer with the wonderful people that we have on the WAPED board. I love learning and collaborating with others and I think serving on the board is the best way to have a direct impact. Thank you for your time and consideration and if I’m lucky enough to be elected I would be honored to serve on the board.

Secretary

Angela Merritt

Spokane Falls Community College

Hello WAPED, I have served as Secretary for the past two years. I feel I have a good understanding of my role and would like to continue serving in this capacity for another two years. The WAPED community is important to me, and I want to see the organization succeed. I hope that my work as secretary assists the organization and the WAPED conferences to run smoothly so that the members can focus on learning from each other. Thank you for your consideration.